Chicago Dramatists is dedicated to the development of new plays, and at the core of this development are our readings. Our three primary reading series are our Saturday Series Readings, Playwrights Aloud, and our class showcases. A detailed event calendar will be added for 2020.

Saturday Series

The Saturday Series, our longest-running program, lies at the heart of Chicago Dramatist’ new play development mission. Most Saturday Series events are public readings of plays-in-progress, but other events include panel discussions and fireside chats with visiting artists. Click the button below to find out more. Note: Saturday Series will be taking a brief hiatus until 2020 to allow room for our remaining class showcases.

Playwrights Aloud!

Playwrights Aloud is a new reading Series at Chicago Dramatists of short scripts written by emerging playwrights. Playwrights Aloud will take place on the first and third Sunday of every month and will provide music stand readings of five new 10min Plays by emerging playwrights. Click the button below to learn more about Playwrights Aloud. Playwrights Aloud will be taking a brief hiatus until 2020.

Class Showcase

A number of classes offered at Chicago Dramatists culminate in a showcase of student work at the end of the term. Click the button below to learn more about our class showcases.